Hobbywing Platinum Pro 80A V5

Brand Hobbywing Category Hobbywing ESC Reference HW80AV5

Hobbywing Platinum 80A V5 20A BEC (3-8s Lipo) Brushless ESC


The Hobbywing Platinum Series are professional ESCs for helicopter and airplane use, with high performances and advanced functions like governor mode for helicopter.

Hobbywing Platinum Pro 80A ESC V5 3-8s, 5-12V/8A BEC 

The Platinum V5 80A V5 is an extremely powerful ESC with 5-12V switch BEC suitable for 325420 helicopters and fixed-wing. This is ensured by the built-in 32-bit processor in combination with a specially developed algorithm for RPM accuracy, which clearly sets the performance of the controller apart from similar controllers on the market. In addition to the algorithm, the Platinum V5 with 80A is equipped with various protocols that allow different transmitter systems to read the data from the ESC. These include, for example, the Mikado VBar system and Futaba S.BUS2.

The modern advantages that the Platinum V5 brings with it are also evident in the structural design, such as the many protective functions to make the next flight as safe as possible. This includes protection against overheating of the actual controller but also the attached capacitors. To prevent too much heat from being generated in the first place and this protection having to be activated, the controller has a double-sided heat sink with side ventilation. This allows air to flow quickly through the inside of the ESC and cool it down efficiently. If that is no longer enough, the various protective functions take effect and prevent greater damage.

  • Efficient cooling through cooling chamber design 
  • Built-in 12V switch BEC (5-12V) 
  • Supports multiple data protocols e.g. Mikado VBar System, Futaba S.BUS2, etc. 
  • Including data recording, accessible on the smartphone thanks to Bluetooth 
  • Multiple protection functions (e.g. against reverse currents) 
  • 16 adjustable parameters including 4 flight modes: 
    • Fixed wing 
    • Helicopter - External Governor 
    • Helicopter - Eleven Governor 
    • Helicopter - Store Governor


Technical Specifications:

Type: Brushless High Voltage
Current (cont./peak): 80A/120A
Cells: 3-8S LiPo
BEC: 5-12V @8A (Switch Mode)
Cable battery/motor: 1x 12AWG (red, black)
1x 14AWG (black)
Programming: - LCD Programming Box
- OTA Program Module
Firmware Upgrade: Yes 
Telemetry: Mikado VBar; Futaba S.Bus2;
Dimensions: 60.5 x 33 x 17.6mm
Weight (incl. cables): 77.5g
Application: 325-420 class electric helicopter (main blade length 325-420mm) 
or fixed-wing


1x ESC Platinum V5 80A SBEC 
1x Manual